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Old 06-21-2015, 02:00 PM
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Transmission Shudder in 7th gear

Hello all,

Thanks for all the help in my previous posts and other threads I've read through. It's all been very helpful.

Unfortunately my 14 WK2 diesel is acting up again. This time it seems to be the transmission. At around 55-60 miles per hour my Jeep all of a sudden feels like I'm driving across a washboard. It's jerking/shuddering fairly violently. No MIL or anything has come on yet but it seems to be worse when the transmission is warm. It mostly occurs in 7th gear but putting it in 6th or 8th doesn't seem to make it go away completely, just a little less violent. It also seems to occur regardless of whether I have my foot in it or just sort of coasting down a hill not touching the gas at all.

Since I don't seem to notice anything in the TSBs about this and I think I have the latest flash from February, this recent development seems to me to be mechanical. Anyone else experience something similar? Is this minor and repairable or am I looking at something more serious? It really is a safety issue for me as I don't know if the thing is about to give out or what and going 60 MPH isn't a good time for a transmission failure.

Any help would be great! Thanks!

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Re: Transmission Shudder in 7th gear

Hi Eaglescout, I just started a thread in the diesel forum about my issues that wound up being a lean misfire, could be similar.
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Re: Transmission Shudder in 7th gear

Update: took to the dealer 2 weeks ago and everything checked out just fine (of course). Then a week ago I saw the following TSB: http://www.wk2jeeps.com/tsb/tsb_wk2_0900615.pdf

Pretty much describes my issue perfectly. So I guess it's back to the dealership to have this done.

I have had this jeep 18 months and this is probably the 10th time to the dealer and second major repair job on it and I haven't even hit 20,000 miles. Really starting to consider walking away from it at this point. I wish it was more reliable but frankly, it isn't. I just got married last weekend and I need a reliable vehicle (as it's our only one together) for our future family. I just don't think I can trust this vehicle much longer.
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